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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Heat Shield

Just thought I'd throw this on here and get some opinions. Finally received my materials to make a heat shield for my exhaust on my X. This is the final result. Used aluminum intercooler piping and cut to shape. Backed it with DEI Reflect-a-gold heat reflective foil and applied a carbon fiber look vinyl to the exterior. Due to the wonderful weather we have here in Ohio, I haven't had the chance to take it out and test and check temps. Should definitely help prevent some holes in the pants. Let me know what you think.





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very nice work, where in ohio are you? i need one of these for my nmotion


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very nice, good work

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Dang, good job!
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post #6 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 05:53 PM
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Was there already mounting points on the head pipe?

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No mounting points. I cut the ones from the stock header and welded on to the new pipe. I used the stock heat shield to determine placement of the tabs. I ran the stock heat shield for a bit, but wanted something that wrapped the header more.
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Looks bitchin. I'd imagine these would sell alot if you made some to sell.

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Thanks for the comments. I have considered making them and I'm looking in to it. The problem is, obviously not all exhausts are the same, so I wouldn't be able to have a universal fit. I may consider making and installing for those that may be interested. I'm also looking at making out of carbon fiber, since I have access to all types of materials through the race shop. I'll keep you updated as I get more info.
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Man, that looks awesome, I'd def buy one if you ever made em. Nice work
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post #11 of 68 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 01:04 PM
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Looks awesome!! I ended up running a stock Honda 450r exhaust shield. Doesn't look great, but it prevents the burnt pants.

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You should definitely keep making those and sell them. Looks badass!

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Wow thats sick. I wouldn't mind one of those heat shields either for the right price if you start making them. Wonder how the wrap will hold up. Will it withstand a pressure washer you think?
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That is nice! SSo did you decide on making any to sell? I'll take one
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Unfortunately, no. It didn't quite go as planned. The heat shield still got hot enough to melt the fake carbon fiber material on the outside. I researched and purchased some different heat reflective material for inside the heat shield, but still no success. The shield is just too close to the header. So, I just painted it black with high temp paint. It still functions well and keeps from burning up pants, but the carbon look I was attempting to accomplish failed. The next step is true carbon fiber. I've been so busy with the race team, that I haven't had much of a chance to continue with the project. As soon as I finish with the race car and the season is done, I'll continue on this and post the progress.
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Dam that sucks to hear that was a bad ass looking heat shield.
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Oh well good luck and I'll look out for ur post. Thanks
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post #18 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Actually, it doesn't look too bad, and most importantly, it functions. I still want the carbon look though.


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That is nice, are you making any extra for sale?
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wow gives me an idea of how i can make me one for my mid pipe it burns the hell outta my new boots, my leg, and my plastics.
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